FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., before his departure to New York, November 2, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Five days of impeachment inquiry hearings, held over the past two weeks, concluded Thursday.
The public heard from 12 people who testified about President Donald Trump’s efforts to strongarm a critical ally into delivering political dirt while holding up vital military aid and a White House meeting.
But five witnesses stood out in their ability to speak to every facet of what some have dubbed “Ukrainegate”: the phone call, cover-up, quid pro quo, and smear campaign against a career diplomat.
Those officials are Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council; Bill Taylor, the US’s chief envoy in Ukraine; Gordon Sondland, the US’s ambassador to the EU; Laura Cooper, a deputy secretary at the Defense Department; and Marie Yovanovitch, the US’s former ambassador to Ukraine.
Scroll down to read how each official offered groundbreaking testimony in the impeachment inquiry confirming every aspect of the Ukraine scandal.
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Five days of impeachment inquiry hearings, held over the past two weeks, concluded Thursday.

The public heard from 12 people who testified about President Donald Trump’s efforts to strongarm a critical ally into delivering political dirt while holding up vital military aid and a White House meeting.

House Democrats called these witnesses forward to help them make the case in the impeachment inquiry that the president abused his power by using his public office for private gain.

The controversy at the heart of the investigation, dubbed “Ukrainegate” by some, broadly consists of four chapters:

The phone call on July 25 that Trump made to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he repeatedly pressured Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, over the latter’s involvement with the …read more

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